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CSPAN
Jul 2, 2010 11:00pm EDT
as he was leaving for the memorial service for senator robert byrd. he says the economy is headed in the right direction, but not fast enough to satisfy him or many americans. his remarks are about five minutes. >> the morning, everybody. before i depart, i like to say a quick word about the state of our economy. this morning, we received the june employment report that reflected the planned phase-out of 225,000 temporary census jobs, but it also showed the sixth straight month of job growth in the private sector. all told, our economy has created nearly six and a thousand private-sector jobs this year. that is a stark turnaround from the first six months of last year when we lost 3.7 million jobs at the height of the recession. make no mistake, we are headed in the right direction. as i was reminded on a trip to wisconsin earlier this week, we're not had their fast enough for a lot of americans. we're not had their fast enough for me either. the recession does a whole of about 8 million jobs deep, and we continue to find headwind from volatile global markets. we still have a great d
CSPAN
Jul 3, 2010 6:00am EDT
friend i had in arkansas. he is just a senator. you're sitting in white house. we don't get squat. what is matter with you. i was getting the living day lights beadedden out of me once a week. i said early in first term, senator, if you pave every single inch of west virginia, it is going to be much harder to mine coal. and he smiled and he said, . . ts from delivering they can to their constituents. [laughing] and, -- [applause] but let me say something serious. he knew people who were elected to represent states and regions and political fa losses were flesh and blood people means they never would be perfect. >> he knew they were subject to passion and anger and when you make a decision, it's important when you are mad, there's about an 80% chance you might mistake. and that's why he thought the rules and the institutions and the constitution were so important and he put them before everything. even what he wanted. .i never forget when we were trying to pass healthcare reform in 1993 and '94, senator byrd was a passionate supporter of the efforts we were making just as he was the effo
MSNBC
Jul 2, 2010 1:00pm EDT
were trying to pass health care reform in 1993 and '94. senator byrd was a passionate supporter of the efforts we were making just as he was the efforts that president obama's made, but we only had 55 votes and we could not defeat a filibuster. and so i said senator, why don't you let me stick this in the budget because it's the only thing you can't filibuster. that violated something called the byrd rule. they knew he was running the senate and it would name the rule for him, and i said, you know, you really ought to suspend it because the budget is going to be bankrupt if we don't quit spending so much money on health care and we can't do it unless we offer health care to everybody, and he looked at me and said that argument might have worked when you were a professor in law school. but you know as well as i do it is substantively wrong. he wouldn't do it and then in his defense he turned right around and he worked his heart out to break that filibuster and he was trying until the very end not to get me to give up the fight because he said if we just tried we could find some erra
CSPAN
Jul 17, 2010 6:00am EDT
the senate who will look out for west virginia and work hard for west virginia. i am very, very proud to appoint cart to the united states senate. the senate seat occupied for nearly 52 years by our be loved robert c. byrd. i am proud of mr. goodwin. i hoe the man. he's been part of some landmark legislation. the president will attest to that. i don't need to tell you all if you don't know cart, he's fiercely indpebbed enter. we have gone toe to toe many times when we made our decision, i had nobody that would carry out the tuties and wishes of the he can it's important to have someone who understands how important it's to bring all sides together. we appreciate and respect where everywhere is coming from. it's about respect. we don't have to come from the same background and go down the same highway, if you he's done that as well as anyone i have ever seen. when i knew there's two men we have missing. we had more than 60 rescuers trying to find two men all in jeopardy friday night, i got there thursday. i don't think it is going to be good. i want you to start tonight, the spea
CSPAN
Jul 21, 2010 6:00am EDT
people have spoken? this is what senator graham, phil gramm said about justice breyer so i'm going to vote for the nominee not because i agree with him philosophically but i believe he is qualified and credible. i believe his views though they're different than mine are within the mainstream of thinking of his political party. whether i like it or not and i do not, i do not, the american people put bill clinton into the white house. this nomination is a result of that. i'm not going to stand in the way of it because i differ philosophically with this nominee. i'm going to vote for him and that doesn't mean i'm pro-choice. i'm very pro-life. i'm going to vote for him because i believe that the last election had consequences and this president chose someone who was qualified, who has the experience and knowledge to serve on this court, who's in the mainstream of liberal philosophy and understands the difference between being a liberal judge and a politician. at the end of the day after the hearing it was not a hard decision for me to make. i thought she did a very good job and she will
CSPAN
Jul 4, 2010 10:00am EDT
said he would like to see the senate pass legislation that requirrs kns to pay for the right to use greenhouse gases. what does the president need to do to get such a bill passed? >> i think he is doing all he is able to do at this point. i think the meeting this week was a very useful meeting and he encouraged us to work together to try to come up with a bill that could get bipartisan support and could pass the senate. that was his main focus. i do think he said again, as he has many times, that he would like this to be comprehensive legislation. he would like it to deal not only with energy but climate change. but i think he certainly is aware that we have some real disagreements in the senate on what the elements of a bill might be and i think he understands that political life and writing legislation is a matter of give and take. >> there's been some discussion among members about the possibility of scaling back this bill. in other words, not trying to regulate greenhouse gas emissions across the entire economy but maybe just restricting it to targeting electric utilities. and i
CSPAN
Jul 4, 2010 6:00pm EDT
president obama parent -- apparently said he would like to see the senate passed legislation that requires companies to pay for the rights to emit greenhouse gases. what does the president need to do to get such a bill passed? >> i think he is doing all he is able to do at this point. the meeting was a very useful meeting. he encouraged us to work together to try to come up with a bill that could get bipartisan support and could pass the senate. that was his main focus. i think he has said again that he would like this to be comprehensive legislation and he would like to deal not only with eneegy but climate change. he is certainly aware we have some real disagreement in the senate over what the elements of the bill might be. he understands political life and writing legislation is a matter of give-and-take. >> there has been some discussion among members about the possibility of scaling back this bill. not trying to regulate greenhouse gas emissions across the entire economy, maybe restricting it to targeting electric utilities. could you support such an approach and it is there
CSPAN
Jul 4, 2010 10:30am EDT
floor? >> well, senator bingaman is a pragmatist and he is a master of the art of the possible and he says there has to be a bill by the end of july. i think they leave for august recess on august 6. but that last week is going to be for the kagen confirmation so there needs to be something in the next few weeks or there won't be anything. >> and you pressed him on if it doesn't happen within, before you -- you both did -- before the end of july, then what? >> it could really be the last best chance, the time line of the next couple of weeks. because as the senator himself pointed out, there will be more republican seats in the next congress. and so, you know, people are saying this -- if it's not possible to move something like this with this congress and this president, and the momentum provided by this moment with this environmental disaster, if all of those fourses together aren't enough to push through something on climate change, something on carbon pricing, it's really hard to see how there could be the votes for that in in another congress. and the senator didn't spell it o
CSPAN
Jul 3, 2010 2:00am EDT
am hoping, madam chair, that the senate will act. i think it is very sad that we leave for a fourth of july vacation and when the fireworks are going off and people a having fun there will be a lot of people throughout our country who will not be able -- that are not trying to get down to disney world. they are just trying to get to the nearest amusement park. they are not trying to eat steak. they are simply trying to get a hamburger. books who are just trying to live their lives, people who were doing fine a few years ago, doing fine before the country was put in intensive care through no fault of their own, ding finehile others were getting, at aig and other big firms, major bonuses of billions of dollars for running our country into the gutter. again, one of the things we did not talk about yet this morning is that a lot of people at the beginning of this week were saying "the sky is going to fall and we will move from 9.7 to 9.9." i heard it all week. not a mumbling word yet about the fact that the unemployment rate went down to 9.5. hello. rooting for the home team. we still h
CSPAN
Jul 18, 2010 6:30pm EDT
unemployment benefits coming up early next week when the new senator from west virginia will be sworn in. are they going to slow things down and go into campaign mode? that is the usual practice at the end of the campaign season. the democratic members who are in charge want to get back and go campaign. they want their numbers back up in some of these races. we will see. >> still have elena kagan to deal with. >> right. >> and on law, are you hearing the themes on health care, for example, that the republicans are in fact going to live with the law in the land and modify, or they just want to repeal? >> there are a lot of republican candidates campaigning on the repeal. and a lot of voters don't like parts of the health care, i don't think it's widespread opinion. >> folks coming in, you hear repeal, replace, or just repeal. i think it's still going to be an issue. >> and how about financial reform legislation? >> i think this entire cycle is going to be about the larger issue of just how poor the economy is, unemployment. i think you're going to see that in every race. >> and both healt
FOX News
Jul 24, 2010 11:00pm EDT
, nevada. in just a moment we'll hear from minnesota's democratic senator, an interesting fellow by the name of al franken. he's been quiet. and sort of expecting to have fun tonight. as the sort of final speaker at this convention and we're going to bring that speech to you in just a few moments to talk about that. let would me go through the panel on hand to discuss the issues of the day. over in arkansas now republican strategist is with us. here in the studio with us is ann coulter and former clinton advisor and fox news contributor doug shown. thank you for being with us. on this saturday night. appreciate you joining us. and even if the animal is making fun of the whole thing, dwont care. we're going to hear this speech in just a moment. >> i wonder if we're being punched by al franken. and this will be just like him. >> that is sort of thought when al franken got seated in this race he'd be more of a presence in the united states senate. than he has been. and had he is careful to lay low. >> i actually think he's extremely smart. i know ann must disagree with me on that. i think
CSPAN
Jul 24, 2010 7:00pm EDT
, go to booktv.org. >> the senate judiciary committee voted tuesday to approve elena kagan's supreme court nomination. the nomination is pending before the full senate. some democrats have called for the vote be taken before the august recess. here are some of the senator's remarks and the vote by the judiciary committee. we begin with chairman pat leahy and ranking member jeff sessions. this is about one hour. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> good morning. i would note before we start, at the end of this hearing, we were all trying to rearrange things so many of us, both parties, could attend the funeral of the longest-serving member of the united states senate, senator byrd, and many members of this committee were there. i know that in the i know that senators cardin and schumer and kaufman stepped in to take the gavel. i want to thank them especially, but i want to thank all senators, republican and democratic alike, for the amount of time that you spend here. democratic senators alike, for the amou
CSPAN
Jul 17, 2010 6:15pm EDT
night. >> in his weekly address, president obama accuses senate republicans of playing politics with legislation that would extend unemployment benefits and increased loans to small businesses. kansas senator pat roberts delivers the republican address, criticizing president obama's recent appointment for the administrator of the senators of medicare and medicaid services. >> many of our largest corporations reported robust earnings, a positive sign of growth. to many of our small business owners and those who aspire to start their own small businesses continue to struggle, partly because they cannot get the credit to start up, grow, entire. to many americans who've livelihood's -- too many americans whose livelihoods have been threatened, they're still wondering how to make ends meet. we need to take new, common sense steps to help grow our economy and create jobs now. we have been trying to do that for months. too often the republican leadership chooses to filibuster our recovery and obstruct our progress, which has very real consequences. consider what this means for our small bus
CSPAN
Jul 2, 2010 6:30pm EDT
which was never formally requested by the commander in chief and none of which is included in the senate-passed bill. these domestic bloated domestic spending are unnecessary spending or should be considered as part of the regular fy 2011 process. for example, the amendment includes language under the teacher jobs fund that singles out texas by requiring that texas maintain a higher level of state support for elementary and secondary education and higher education spending than any other state. it adds $4.95 billion for pell grants that would normally be and should be funded in the fy 2011 health and labor and human services bill which has been the practice in previous years. $538 million to gain the fy 2011 process by forward-funding certain activities now with fy 2010 funds, thereby freeing up money to spend on other activities in 2011. this includes giving the i.rrs. an additional $245 million now to ramp up its enforcement. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from wisconsin. mr. obey: mr. speaker, i yield to the gentleman for a unanimous consent r
CSPAN
Jul 18, 2010 9:30pm EDT
news conference to replace the west virginia senator robert byrd. at 11:00, robert service talks about his book on the life of leon trotsky. kenneth feinberg oversees the $20 billion fund created by bp for claims related to the gulf oil spill. he speaks to the clubs in washington. our coverage begins at 8:30 a.m. eastern on c-span2. >> for a snapshot of washington and the 111th congress, the congressional directory has the members of the house and senate, the supreme court and all of the justices. c-span is now available in 100 million homes, and you a direct link to public affairs, and politics as a public service created by america's cable companies. >> next, an arizona republican primary debate with john mccain, j.d. hayworth, and jim deakin. they met in arizona for their second televised debate before the primary. >> the primary is august 24. >> good evening, everyone. tonight, a debate for the u.s. senate. small business owner jim deakin, former congressman j.d. hayworth, and congressman -- and senator mccain. >> good evening, everybody. thank you for joining us tonight to hear fr
CSPAN
Jul 16, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. calldiscouraging when you your senators or representatives and you do not get an answer. or you keep calling and keep calling and the said legislation keeps coming through. i just want to let all of you know, like we're trying to lead the two parties and activist groups know, that all of the activism that you all are taking part in has had such a tremendous impact, not only in the continuing the discussion. look at the health-care bill. that was supposed to have been a done deal last summer. because the with the grass roots get activated, because people attended at town hall meetings, because of the way you were able to put pressure on some of the democrats and some of the republicans as which then might have voted for it, we were able to carry out a bit long enough for the american people to realize what was in the bill. this might be the only time i agree with nancy pelosi, but i think she was absolutely right, they had to do the health care bill for us to know what was in it. now they can start lying about it. now we see what is in it, and the american people do not like it. so th
CSPAN
Jul 19, 2010 12:30am EDT
cable companies. >> next, an arizona senate primary debate with incumbent senator john mccain, former congressman j.d. hayworth and jim deakin. they met in their second final televised debate before the august primary. >> 29, small business owner jim deakin, far worse, it -- congressman j.d. hayworth and senator john mccain. now, your moderator, bill but master. >> good evening, everybody and thank you for joining us for this opportunity to see and hear from the three republican candidates running for the united states senate representing arizona. also with us is jim deakin, who operates a small business in phoenix. before we began, a few words about the ground rules. we will keep this very simple. each candidate will have 90 seconds to answer my question. rebuttals will be 45 seconds and 30 seconds to the candidate that was asked the original question. we will carve out about 90 seconds for each tended to give a closing second -- canada to give a closing statement. a lot has been said and written about. who is the more conservative in this race? what makes you think you are the most
CSPAN
Jul 4, 2010 1:00pm EDT
it is precedent, and it is entitled to weight as precedent. now as you very well know, senator specter, there are times when the court decides that precedent is unworkable. it just -- it produces a set of chaotic results. >> what was unworkable about the wertz test for a reasonable basis contrasted with congruent and proportional which nobody understands? >> i wasn't -- i wasn't suggesting that the wertz test was unworkable. i think that the question going forward, and it is a question, i'm not stating any conclusion on it, but i think that something that justice scalia and others are thinking about is whether the congruent and proportionality test is workable or whether it produces such chaotic results and gives -- >> do you think it is workable? >> senator specter, i've -- i've not really delved into the question in the way i would want to as a judge reading all the briefs, listening to the arguments, thinking through the issues from both sides, but i do know that the court needs -- that congress needs very clear guidance in this area. it's not fair to congress to keep on mov
CSPAN
Jul 18, 2010 6:00pm EDT
endorsements, as you have no doubt been reminded of. i think senator cornyn, when arlen specter was a republican, because he was an incumbent. there was the charlie crist, grayson -- is it fair to say that some of your endorsements show that you may have misread how conservative republican party voters are? >> i think it represents the continuum on how the recruiting process takes place. when i got to the chairmanship of the nrsc in january of 2009, we came off a very bad election. republicans were pretty demoralized. i had a hard time getting people agree to see me, much less run for office. over time, things got a little better. i encouraged candidates to get into the race. as circumstances change, a lot more people got into the races. we had a competitive primaries. the tea party movement is a positive development. republicans have always considered our party to be a bottom-up party, not a top-down party. i respect the selection of the republican primary voters wherever they are, to choose their candidate. then we will support that candidate and hopefully win that seat in novembe
MSNBC
Jul 1, 2010 9:00am EDT
, thanks, appreciate it. >>> all right, to capitol hill now. the house has spoken but now senate democrats trying to get wall street reform passed the finish line are on the hunt for republican votes or vote this morning. nbc's ken strickland is on the hill for us this morning. so ken who is in play? and if i understand it they are delaying the final vote in the senate to try to find some republican members to sign on? >> reporter: savannah, as you mentioned yesterday the house did their part passing this sweeping bill that will touch virtually every corner of the financial sector, pretty along partisan lines. republicans voting against it democrats voting for t so not next week because the senate will be on recess, but the week after that the senate will take it up. right now, as you said, senate majority leader harry reid does not have the votes who is in play? reid says he needs some brave republicans to to join him. there are about four republicans in play. republicans who voted for the senate version earlier this month. those republicans are susan collins of maine, scott bro
CSPAN
Jul 18, 2010 10:00am EDT
. there have been several endorsements, i think senator cornyn i think his name was endorsed arlen specter. i understand that because he was an incumbent. charlie crist in florida, tray gracen in kentucky. my question is, is it fair to say that some of your endorsements show that you may have misread how conservative republican parties are? >> i think it represents the continuum on how the recruiting process takes place. when i got to the chairmanship of the nrsc in january of 2009, we came off a very bad election. republicans were demoralized. i had a hard time getting people to see me much less to agree to run for office. over time things got better. i got encouraged candidates to get into some of these race. then as circumstances changed a lot more people got in these races and we had competitive primaries. i think the tea party movement is a positive development. republicans have always considered our party to be a bottom-up party, not a top-down party. and i respect the selection of republican primary voters wherever they are to choose the candidate. and then, we will support that can
MSNBC
Jul 1, 2010 11:00pm EDT
party really is and what they stand for. inside the senate right now the opposition to elena kagan is withering among republicans. most republican senators say they're not going to vote for kagan but are sort of concede onning, i guess she's lrmt. >> i nominate as a person of skill and intelligence and diverse background. i do think this senate has a very serious responsibility at this time -- >> she came across very well in many ways. i like her very much. she's a good person and very, very smart lawyer. i think, you know, has a terrific personality in many ways. >> all my life, supreme court confirmation battles have been these blunt, simple brawls. red versus blue, right versus left, conservative versus liberal. yet this time around, it's not really like that. democrats are lining up behind elena kagan. republicans seem to have decided they're not really going to fight her with their mainstream forces. republican senators have tried a few different tacks. they tried calling her a liberal activist judge and tried attacking civil rights icon thurgood marshall. i dare say that didn't
CBS
Jul 4, 2010 10:30am EDT
into some top members of the senate armed services committee. we'll talk to one of them, south carolina senator lindsey graham from afghan stan as he gets an update on the war that's not going so well. will that july 2011 gate for the start of withdrawal of u.s. forces really stick? and then we'll turn to the politics of the war. from elena kagan's supreme court confirmation hearing, this week's bad news on the economy and the latest on the battle over immigration with peter baker of the "new york times" and ann corn blut of the "washington post" and jan crawford. first the war in afghanistan on face the nation. captioning sponsored by cbs "face the nation" with cbs news chief washington correspondent bob schieffer. now substituting for bob schieffer, cbs news political analyst john dickerson. >> good morning and welcome to face the nation. senator lindsey graham is with us from kabul, afghanistan. good morning, senator gram. i want to start in a very broadway and just ask you is the united states winning the war in afghanistan? >> well, i think we've got the best chance to win. i don't
MSNBC
Jul 1, 2010 6:00pm EDT
bracing for a bad monthly jobs report tomorrow. and yet, somehow senate republicans and nebraska democrat ben nelson teamed up last night to filibuster an extension of unemployment insurance. it's roughly akin to voting against funding for sandbags in the midst of the worst flood in 30 years. after doing it, they left town for recess. this is compassionless and idiotic and terrible macro economic policy. as a recovery tapers off and job growth begins to flat line, we face the real and terrifying possibility of a double dip recession. so far the history of the economic crisis has gone like this. first there was a financial crisis. then things started to go very badly very, very quickly. we were losing 800,000 jobs a month. then thanks in large part to the recovery act, things started to go less badly, less quickly. we started losing less and less jobs. and finally, things actually started getting better. we started adding jobs and gdp began to grow again. that last bit of momentum has stalled and in the absence of further aggressive government action, we will very likely start to
CSPAN
Jul 21, 2010 2:00am EDT
senator hatch and i had on setting up an actual cyber center and cyber defense alliance. are there any further thought you had to share about that bill for where we should be going on cyber? >> i think there are 34 or 35 legislative proposals now in play late in just a whole range of cyber related issues. i do not want to preempt the its mission on picking and choosing which bill i've like. i think there are some appealing features. you are putting someone clearly in charge and had been identifiable budget aggregation. i think these are appealing. let the other thing, the cyber defense alliance would be a need for the private-sector to come together with government agencies and each other, a protected to discuss and share oinformation on the threats that were coming in. if you have any further information, i would appreciate hearing it now or later. >> i will recommend -- secretary lynn has been very much in the lead for engaging with the civilian sector, particularly the based on doing this. he has done a lot of work and given this a lot of thought. i looked him in a dialog with him.
CSPAN
Jul 3, 2010 7:00pm EDT
chair of the crime subcommittee of the senate judiciary committee. what kind of issues do i think i should consider? he said, i will tell you what we think -- he mentioned the issue which has not yet been raised during the course of this hearing. . related to the system of incarcerations and corrections in the united states. he felt, and i agree that our system is broken, badly broken. today in the united states, more than 2.3 million people are in prison. we have the most prisoners of any country in the world, as well as the highest per capita rate of prisoners in the world. and african-americans are incarcerated at nearly six times the rate of white americans. one of the highlights of justice sotomayor's hearing last year was senator sessions who told wade henderson, we're going to do something about that crack cocaine thing. many people joked about senator sessions choice of words, but i heard him and followed up on it because i was glad to hear he shared my interest in this important issue. he was referring to the crack powder disparity in sentencing in the united states, which
FOX News
Jul 27, 2010 6:00pm EDT
, first, senate republicans today blocked a campaign finance bill which requires corporations, unions, and other special interests to disclose the donors that bankroll their political advertisements and the white house supports that bill known as the disclose act but a senior white house correspondent reports that this is one in a string of legislative let downs that could hurt democrats in november. we don't have many days last before congress is out for the year. >> president obama's cramming for the midterm exam but congress is not on the same page. the senate today ignored his call for campaign finance disclosure, and big unions opposed that. >> the motion is in the agreed to. senate republican fillibuster is certain to kill a white house push for small business loans. clean energy legislation. nearly dead in the senate. immigration reform. completely dead in the house and senate. >> the obama administration is ending with a whimper and there is no indication congress will move on these items. the president blamed preelection jitters. >> during this time the noise and the chatter
CSPAN
Jul 1, 2010 6:00am EDT
copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] >> next, part of the senate confirmation hearing for supreme court elena kagan. then, today's "washington journal." yesterday, supreme court to elena kagan testified for a third day. here is part of those proceedings. this 50-minute portion includes different sections. and yield to senator sessions. >> thank you, mr. chairman. solicitor general kagan, i enjoyed our conversation yesterday but was disappointed a bit with regard to how you described the situation at harvard and the blocking of the military to have full and equal access to the recruiting offices as required by law. i think that the white house has been spinning that story inaccurately, and i believe your testimony was too consistent with an inaccurate spin and didn't frankly set forth what you did. and i was a bit disappointed at that. i'd like to follow up and go in a little direction today. ironically and almost amazingly, it felt like it was up to you the solicitor general to defend that law, the law of the united states, the don't ask, don't tell law that you oppose so much the
CNN
Jul 1, 2010 7:00pm EDT
about how hard the president will push matters. i asked a senior senate leadership aide today if the speech made it more likely democrats would bring up immigration reform? no was the terse response. no way was what a house democrat told me unless republicans step forward first. why is it so hard to get congress to debate solutions, and will the president make congress act in the four months between now and the big term elections? with me now representative diaz from florida and democratic representative busaro of california who discussed the immigration issue on tuesday. i want you to listen to this. we reached out today to mario solis, who you know is an influential radio host and bloggers in the latino community. he wanted the president to keep his promise to deal with the issue the first year in office. he listened to the speech today and doesn't sound too impressed. >> the problem is a year ago this would be an extremely effective speech. the situation as it is right now calls for more than just speech making. it calls for action and this speech did not contain a call to action.
MSNBC
Jul 13, 2010 6:00pm EDT
highest ranking republican in the senate says unemployment benefits are a necessary evil. hold it right there. you know what's evil, senator? is your party and the way you have outsourced millions of jobs and then turned around and cut the water off on hard-working americans. no fault of their own. and legendary baseball analyst peter gammons is here tonight. he'll join me in the playbook to talk about the passing of yankee owner and legend george steinbrenner, but this is the story that has me fired up tonight. i just can't get over this comment by senate majority leader harry reid. >> on a few occasions i think he should have been more firm with those on the other side of the aisle. he is a person who doesn't like confrontation. he's a peacemaker, and sometimes i think you have to be a little more forceful and sometimes i don't think he is enough with the republicans. >> give me an example. >> he's a very strong man. he's calm. he's cool. he's deliberate, but, as i just said, i think sometimes he -- i would like him to be more confrontational. >> this is a huge story for the democrats
ABC
Jul 20, 2010 5:00am EDT
first order of business is a bill to restore unemployment benefits to 2.5 million americans. senate democrats will soon have the votes needed to pass the bill. republicans objected because it was not paid for by cuts in other spending. about 1 million people have maxed out their unemployment benefits since june. >>> senate democrats will be able to prove the bill after a new senator from west virginia is sworn in. goodwin will succeed robert byrd. voters will go to the polls in november to choose someone to fill out the remainder of his term. >>> elena kagan could soon be taking a step closer to getting a seat on the supreme court. the senate judiciary committee will vote today on her nomination. democrats have the votes to send the nomination to the senate floor. she is expected to be confirmed before the august recess. >>> a murder mystery that stretches across the country. oakland, california police are looking for who shot and killed a fairfax county man who was visiting the west coast for a job interview. >> brianne carter had a latest on this investigation and reactions from a
FOX News
Jul 2, 2010 10:00pm EDT
and election year politics, many of the 11 republican senators who voted for reform in the past have now back weighed from the previous support. >> this shows the president is not serious about comprehensive immigration reform. he's serious about politics and the preservation of his political hide. he wants latino votes for himself two years from now he could careless about the policies. >> i'm shannon breen in for greta this is on the record. thursday the president urged congress to overhaul the system in his first speech on the issue since taking office. greta sat down with newt gingrich to get his take on the president's plan. >> greta: nice to see you. the president had a speech yesterday on immigration. what did you think of it? >> first of all he should have had a speech on jobs. because the economy is the number one concern of the country. he keeps finding everything else he can to talk about to avoid having to confront how bad the economy is. second, the only thing he had to say about immigration is he's going to control the border. he didn't say it. the morning the american
MSNBC
Jul 12, 2010 9:00am EDT
senator and democratic governor bob graham and former epa administrator in the first bush administration weiilliam riley, both join us from new orleans. senator graham, let me start with you. you have no subpoena power with this commission. so, i guess my question is, can you get to the bottom of this, of what happened with this spill if you don't have the ability to force people to testify in front of your commission? >> chuck, my experience with other commissions is, yes, you can get to the bottom of it without subpoena power. it's more difficult and precisely because of that, the house by 420-1 vote given us subpoena power, pending in the senate. we hope the senate is now back in session and will concur with the house and we will have that additional stick in our toolbox to assure that we get all the information that the american people expect about what happened with this disaster and what can we do to avoid a repetition. >> administrator riley, i think when people hear about another commission, they get commission-itis and wonder what you can do that's different than
CNN
Jul 1, 2010 9:00am EDT
announced their separation last month. >>> the body of west virginia senator robert byrd will lie in repose today in the u.s. senate chamber. while inside the chamber the casket of the one time clku klu klan member, he died monday at the age of 92. his funeral is tomorrow in charleston, west virginia. >>> witnesses for and against the supreme court nominee elena kagan on tap to testify today for the senate judiciary committee. you are watching live pictures now from the hearing room where senators finish their public questioning of kagan yesterday. she will answer more questions privately today before the senate committee sets a confirmation vote. >>> a battle over immigration reform, next hour president obama taking his case to the american people. he will speak at american university, the school with lots of students from around the world. he will confront the politically volatile issue of high stakes election years. the president will call on congress to pass reforms on securing the u.s. borders and dealing with the millions of immigrants who are already living here illegally. pre
ABC
Jul 4, 2010 10:30am EDT
morning, a "this week" exclusive. senator john mccain. >> we'll do whatever is necessary in order to achieve success. >> john mccain on america's longest war. >> then -- >> we still have a great deal of work to do to repair the economy and get the american people back to work. >> the job list recovery. are we on the verge of a double-dip recession? our power house round table, paul krugman, al hunt, dan senor, cynthia tucker, and jorge ramos. they take on the economy, immigration reform, and the elena kagan hearings. and as always, the sunday funnings. >> president obama was fanning himself with his birthday certificate. >>> good morning. and happy 4th of july. this morning at a ceremony in kabul, general petraeus formally took command of forces in afghanistan, including 93,000 american troops. he assured the audience the u.s. was in the nine-year-old war to win. joining me from kabul, senator john mccain. he's leading a dellication to afghanistan. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> general petraeus assumed command in afghanistan earlier today, and here is how he defined a cr
MSNBC
Jul 9, 2010 9:00pm EDT
the top democrat in the senate, harry reid. >> he doesn't always do what's easy. he doesn't always do what is popular. but he always does what's right for the people of nevada. that's why you have to send him back for one more term. >> over the next four months as we creep towards november's mid term elections, prepare to see a lot of that from barack obama. high energy campaign rallies, big donor fund raising events, desperate pleas to get out there and vote democrat in november. right now the task facing president obama and elected democrats is pretty daunting. find a way to hold off what looks to be a republican electoral tidal wave. doing that involves finding a message that will resonate with voters and mr. obama now appears to have settled on one. >> there is a real choice here. we know how the movie ends if the other party is in charge. you don't have to guess how they'll govern because we are still living with the damage from the last time they were governing. and they're singing from the same hymnal. they haven't changed. they want to do the same stuff. >> broadly speaking
MSNBC
Jul 18, 2010 2:00pm EDT
republican senatorial committee, senator john cornyn, chairman of the democratic campaign committee, bob menendez, chairman of the national republican congressional committee, representative pete sessions and chairman of the democratic congressional campaign committee, chris van holem. and finally, a look back the our predictions during a tumultuous year for the gop in the wake of watergate and a troubled economy. watergate and a troubled economy. >> from nbc news in >>> good morning, with the midterm congressional campaign already in full swing, the president lashed out at republicans during his weekly radio address accusing the gop of, quote, filibustering the nation's economic recovery but the president and his party are not simply fending off a high unemployment rate and sinking poll numbers, they are desperately trying to reframe the debate ahead of what could be a grim fall for the party in power. just how grim? the president's spokesman, robert gis, upset his party's efforts to manage expectations when right here last sunday, he conceded the house democratic majority is in jeopard
FOX News
Jul 17, 2010 11:00pm EDT
july 4th recess the president says he will veto bill unless the cuts are restored in the senate. jason reilly joins us with more. wonder of wonder, miracle of miracles, the president takes on his left. last time that happened a solar eclipse. what explains this? >> well, this president deserves some credit for taking on his left. it is not something that happens a lot. although, we should note that they created this dilemma for themselves somewhat. prior to what passed in the house, senator harkin, democrat senator in the senate proposed a larger bailout, 23 billion dollars for teachers and school districts. the administration wholeheartedly endorsed that. harkin couldn't get republican votes the senate passed the bill without that provision. in the house, representative said maybe if i cut the amount, i can bring some republicans onboard and find some offsets. he targeted some school reforms the white house cares about. >> paul: why would he do that? >> -- [ talking over each other ] >> they are lacking somewhat. the idea this is the only place you can find to cut money in educ
ABC
Jul 18, 2010 9:00am EDT
great depression. some people say they do not go far enough. the final senate vote came 22 months yet to the collapse of lehman brothers. democrats say the reforms will bring more oversight and transparency. republicans say the federal government is extending its reach deep into the private sector and will drive financial sector jobs overseas. >> the republicans are right, of course. >> thank you. >> the democrats, of course, if we are going to play that game. it was down to get enough votes but thank god for something. >> probably a little bit of both. >> i knew that was coming. >> but, in the last analysis, we have had 30 years of the regulation and it is time for some re- regulation. >> what does this debate tell us about the two parties midterm strategies? >> it is predictable that to have three gop senators that voted for this and they are moderates from new england. the politics of this are challenging for the administration because the memory of the voters is so damn short. if this took place in 2008, it would have more resonance. more regulation on wall street doesn't translat
FOX News
Jul 1, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. >> we need to see changes and need to see action. the congress has to work and also the senate. we have seen nothing moving. >> president blamed impasse on rheas and undercurrent of fear. >> reform that brings accountability to the immigration system cannot pass without republican votes. that is the political and mathematical reality. time and again the issue is used to divide and inflame and demonize people. >> reporter: white house needs 60 vote in the senate to move a bill, if one existed and acknowledged not all democrats are on board. the republicans said the real impediment is the border control. >> he's president and has huge majority in both parties and nancy pelosi and harry reid could bring this legislation up at any time if they wanted to. but they don't because they know the american people want us to try harder to secure the border first. >> reporter: the president says the border hasn't been as secure as it is now for 20 years. republicans say it's true but the violent crime is up and that drives the backlash. >> bret: major garrett live on the north lawn. thank you.
FOX News
Jul 27, 2010 4:00am EDT
jersey senator is concerned that oil was involved. >> a big question hanging over the release is in a timed oil drilling agreement between b.p. and libya supported by the british government factored in. >> the senator will have a hearing of the senate foreign affairs committee on thursday and that could increase pressure on britain's parliament to conduct an inquiry of its own. congress is eating up millions of dollars, literally. we will explain ahead. but, first, hear why those who thought government-run health insurance with the public option was dead. was dead. that may only be i got an egg a candy necklace an orange a band-aid a stamp helium i got a mustache [pop] lipstick >> in america's election headquarters there are 99 days until the 2010 election. and there are man seats up for grabs, of course, enough to swing the balance of power in congress. on the house sigh, democrats now have 255 house seats and two empty. republicans have 178. the g.o.p. needs 40 more seats to recapture the majority. on the senate side democrats have 59 members and republicans with 41 need ten to recl
FOX News
Jul 26, 2010 6:00pm EDT
sent home in exchange for weapons. message -- new jersey senator is concerned that oil was involved. >> a big question hanging over the release is in a timed oil drilling agreement between b.p. and libya supported by the british government factored in. >> the senator will have a hearing of the senate foreign affairs committee on thursday and that could increase pressure on britain's parliament to conduct an inquiry of its own. congress is eating up millions of dollars, literally. we will explain ahead. but, first, hear why those who thought government-run health insurance with the public option was dead. that may only be temporary. eve? call imperial structured settlements. the experts at imperial can convert your long-term payout into a lump sum of cash today. how's it work? ok, she's gas. he's constipation... and our special fiber helps our prootics so that you can show those symptoms who's in charge. this isn't even my floor. [ elevator bell dings ] >> in america's election headquarters there are 99 days until the 2010 election. and there are man seats up for grabs, of course, en
FOX News
Jul 17, 2010 2:00pm EDT
says he'll veto the bill unless the cuts are restored in the senate. editorial board member jason riley joins us with more. so wonder of wonder, miracle of miracles, the president takes on his left, last time that happened, the solar eclipse, you saw that and what explains this? >> well, this president deserves credit for taking on the left. it's not something that happens a lot. although we should note that they created this dilemma for themselves, somewhat, previous, prior to what happened in the house, democratic senator harken and the senate proposed a larger bailout. some 23 billion dollars for teachers and school districts, and the administration wholeheartedly endorsed that, harken couldn't get any republican votes and senate passed without that and over in the house, representative obi said maybe if i cut the amount i can bring some republicans on board and find offsets. >> it's just he targeted school reforms that the white house cared about. >> why would he do that. why would he target-- >> something about the reform instincts of the democrats. yes, they're lacking somew
MSNBC
Jul 23, 2010 8:00pm EDT
print. >>> no change on climate change. democrats in the senate abandon efforts on a bill to reduce carbon emissions without a fight. why are they in the white house giving up so easily on an issue that their voters care about so passionately? >>> arianna huffington joins us to discuss obama's enthusiasm gap. a question of leadership. if president truman as commander in chief integrated the army over the objections of some soldiers, why won't president obama do the same thing over don't ask, don't tell? >> i've been serving openly in my infantry unit and there has been nothing but positive impact there is no reason why anybody needs to be afraid. >>> the rap on alvin green. >> when i say alvin, you say green. alvin green, alvin green. >> for senator. >> no matter how you say it, why he is still the better choice than jim demint. >>> beck and his call on financial regulation. >> what is wrong with us, america? why are people not in the streets? your republic is over. >>> plus the leader of the tea party caucus reveals their true agenda. >> i think all we should do is issue subpoenas
CSPAN
Jul 1, 2010 7:00am EDT
. the house of representatives passed a financial reform legislation last night but the senate is out of session until after the fourth of july holiday. the also failed last night to reach closure on a filibuster on a jobless aid extension measure. that is where we are going to start our program, and discussion about the debate over extending jobless aid and the deficit. that is the crux of argument in the senate right now, how to pay for the extension. we will show you some of the articles, but we would like to get your thoughts on this. what is more important? should both have equal balance in this age of those with the long term unemployment as well as all look -- rising federal debt. good thursday morning to you. throughout the program, fiscal measures and to debate over government spending will permeate our discussions. we will have a couple of members of congress, kevin brady from the house ways and means and joint economic committee, republican from texas, with his concern over the announcement by the budget office that u.s. that will be 62% of gdp by year end. john tierney fro
CSPAN
Jul 23, 2010 6:00am EDT
last 30 years of recovery in the top engineers credit rating from top senate -- top universities. many times, these people are local. coal mining does not rank at the top 12 of the most dangerous occupations in america. it is more dangerous to drive a cab in new york or to work at 7- 11. if you said you want to create a factory and make it safe, you wanted to be well lit, the floor to be nonskid, the roof to be good. all of those things you want existing in a coal mine from the start. the industry unless he has done a good job at doing that over the last several decades. >> reporters have interviewed more than a dozen former and current messy employees and the state fear you. they're afraid of criticizing massey safety for fear of their jobs. >> it would not surprise me that you can find two dozen that would say that or feel that. however, we did uphold -- 92% of our people say they feel safer an our competitors coal mines. that our rules make them sar than the federal law. 94% or so are aware of the 100 number that allows them to report accidents or unsafe hazards. it is difficult to
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